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, john kerry is on the hill for what is expected to be smooth sailing. the confirmation hearing of secretary of state. he began with a spirited defense of the woman he will be replacing and then he got emotional. >> i would take office as secretary, proud that the senate is in my blood, but equally proud that so, too, is the foreign service. my father's work under presidents boat democrat and republican, took me and my siblings around the world for a personal journey that brought home the sacrificed and the commitment the men and women of the foreign service make every day on behalf of america. >> in marked contrast to yesterday when a fiery clinton faced her critics on the hill, senator clinton or secretary clinton was side by side with senator mccain to introduce kerry as the best choice to follow in her footsteps. >> he's a determined and effective representative of the united states. has been as a senator, will be as secretary. >> and things were cordial enough moments ago. senator mccain was still blasting clinton for her testimony yesterday. >> she really didn't answer any
-together better. >> today john kerry has a wide open layup. it is thursday, january 24th, and this is "now." >> joining me today assistant managing editor of fortune magazine lee gallagher, and "new york times" columnist frank brunhy. this morning senator john kerry spent an hour on the other side of the panel he chairs. the senate foreign relations committee. in his confirmation hearing for swuf state, kerry sat in the same room where a day before the committee grilled secretary of state hillary clinton about benghazi. kerry didn't exactly face the same firepower. >> i look at you in being nominated for this as someone who has almost lived their entire life, if you will, for this moment of being able to serve in this capacity. >> xhind his nomination to you without reservation. >> i'll have some questions later on policies and your views, including how you explain to world leaders how you could have been rooting for the boston red sox instead of what the world knows as the yankees as the team of the world. >> i don't want this to affect your questions, i have never seen a better looking a
're seeking. jon: that's senator john kerry at his confirmation hearing just a short time ago. he is fielding questions one day after the woman he wants to replace, secretary of state hillary clinton, appeared on capitol hill where she delivered a fiery defense of the administration's response to the benghazi terror attack. joining us now, danielle pletka, vice president foreign policy and defense studies, defense policy studies, i should say, at the american enterprise institute. danielle, thanks for being with us. you wrote a column this week in which your first words were it's hard to like john kerry? [laughter] >> well, i worked for ten years up at the senate foreign relations committee when senator kerry wasn't the chairman, he was one of the other members of the committee. he's just not that popular on capitol hill. he hasn't worked well with other members. that was one of the problems he had when he ran for president. he's perceived as being stand offish, as being uninterested in their issues and in being kind of doctrinaire on policy. jon: but bob corker, the new mexico senator -- we'
you for reminding me of that chapter in my public clear and what you and john kerry accomplished together. i want to talk about the role of the united states, it is called upon to negotiate, to make it safer. certainly since world war ii, it has involved nuclear weapons and it does to this day as we discussed the future of nuclear entrance like, god forbid, iran intoork the nuclear club, which we don't want to see happen. we also know there came a new threat, terrorism, in a different form. biological and chemical weapons. organizations that attacked the united states and killed innocent people. but it was, i think last year or the year before, that we were briefed by the state department, department of defense, about the greatest threat to security in the united states and it wasn't either of those things. it was cybersecurity. i think you may have attended the brief, the classified briefing for members of the senate. democrats and republicans. they explained to us this invisible war that goes on even as we meet between the united states and many who are not our friends that are
see you next. live in washington. >> happening right now john kerry is at his first confirmation hearing. he is expected to face mostly friendly questioning before the senate foreign relations committee. he has been on the committee for 28 years, chaired it for the past four. he is expected to be confirmed by his colleagues. current secretary of state also there as you can see to express her support for kerry to take over, this is the same committee where she had some heated exchanges with republicans yesterday morning. she was answering questions about the attack in libya. >>> a new task force in connecticut looking in to the sandy hook shooting has it's first meeting today. the commission will hear today from experts who sat on similar commissions after mass shootings in colorado and virginia. the 16 member panel is supposed to give connecticut's governor a list of recommendations regarding school safety, mental health and gun violence prevention by march 15th. >>> time now 7:17, and in just an hour diane feinstein will resume her fight for a ban on assault weapons. she will in
with the secretary. >>> of course less than three hours from now, senator john kerry will be in a nomination hearing for secretary of state. hillary clinton is expected to introduce kerry to the senate committee. president obama picked kerry to succeed clinton after susan rice withdrew her name. soledad. >> john, thanks. >>> an historic announcement happening later today. women will be allowed on the front lines of war. outgoing defense secretary leon panetta and the joint chiefs chairman martin dempsey are set to make the announcement at 1:30 this afternoon. many former service members support the move and say women in support missions have already been drawn into battles in places like iraq and afghanistan and they don't have physical front lines anymore. some serve as military police, others have gone on patrols with ground troops in order to talk to afghan women and children. pentagon correspondent barbara starr is following these developments for us this morning. where is the major opposition to this coming from, barbara? >> reporter: well, good morning, soledad. there are some groups that are
introduces john kerry. and that is after her testimony about the attack in benghazi that killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. abc's martha raddatz was there for all of the action. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. it was truly a riveting day on capitol hill. we don't say that very often, with secretary clinton. as some have never seen her before. she was at times, combative, charming, disarming and clearly ready for a fight. >> it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> reporter: but when clinton spoke of her four fallen colleagues, the pain, the memories were still raw. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the planes at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers. the sons and daughters. >> reporter: and clinton did not hesitate to shoulder the blame. >> as i have said many times, i take responsibility. >> reporter: but that did little to quiet some republicans, who wanted to know ho
broadly, on national security, we will enter the beginning of confirmation hearings for john kerry as secretary of state, chuck hagel as secretary of defense. consideration of our military strategy, our military spending, how we project american power as we complete a winding down of the war in afghanistan. it is really going to be the end of a post-9/11 period in national security policy, with the policy going for it from there still unsettled. guest: the will still be a focus on the issues of national security, what just happened in algeria, the issue of al qaeda not being as weak a forceful as president obama campaign on. i think republicans will point that out. if we lost american lives again last week. so what are we doing to keep al qaeda at bay? that will be part of the discussion during the confirmation hearings and certainly with mrs. clinton's appearance tomorrow. host: on the issue of foreign policy, what will be president obama's legacy? where will the focus in his second term? guest: looking back over the first term, he did wind down the war in iraq. he's in the proces
john kerry toe senate confirmation hearing he chaired. it's a safe bet he will get a better reception than the hostile reception they gave hillary clinton on benghazi. after nearly five hours of gruelling testimony, clinton showed rare public emotion talking about the deaths of ambassador chris stevens and three others in benghazi. >> for me, this is not just a matter of policy, it's personal. i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag drape caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the lives left alone to raise their children. >> she took the blame for the tragedy. >> i take responsibility and nobody is more committed to getting this right. >> her republican critics wanted to know what she knew and when she knew it. >> the american people deserve to know answers. they certainly don't deserve false answers. >> asking why repeated security warnings were ignored. eeb a cable ambassador stevens sent her september 11th, the day of the attack. >> these officials were screaming
on a bit of a life of its own. kerry sanders is in miramar, florida, at the radio station big 105.9. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. we're here at the radio show. here, and just about anywhere you go on the dial, this manti te'o story is the topic of conversation. >> so much is riding on what we find out -- >> all right, todd, thank you very much. the important part of it is -- ♪ imaginary lover >> hello. how are you? >> hi, baby, it's me. >> reporter: manti te'o is not talking. but that's not stopping lots of people from weighing in. >> she was a made-up girl. >> imaginary girlfriend. >> picture in picture looking for a 22-year-old woman. >> really shocked. >> very happily in love with a new girl now. she's a wealthy princess from nigeria. >> reporter: in his hometown near honolulu, people say manti te'o is a victim. >> we know manti and we know he wouldn't do that. >> reporter: and on the notre dame campus, support. >> i hope he was a victim, some misunderstanding. >> reporter: on the internet -- >> hello, everyone. i would like to finally introduce you to my boyfriend
of state, john kerry, and chuck hagel, which he has gone a lot of flak for it, to the secretary of defense? >> those are promising choices. john kerry may finally liberate himself with a push from chuck a goal. they are going to have to take on the military-industrial complex and reduce those mass of weapons systems that were designed for a soviet-peristyle hostility like the f-22 and nuclear subs. they're going have to cut the military budget down from its $800 billion, and get out of afghanistan and iraq. and whether they have the chemistry and the political fortitude to do so, it remains to be seen. but i think they are a better choice than their predecessors. i think john kerry will be better than hillary clinton, who had to be macho all the time. and panetta, chuck hagel will be better than panetta, who was kind of a fill in. and spent weekends back in california where he really wants to retire. there is a little promise there. but again, it requires the resurgence of mass demonstrations in washington this spring to develop a convergent policy from the militarization of foreign-policy
, speaks out for the first time. nbc's kerry sanders is outside kelly's home in tampa, florida, this morning. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. it's been three months since news broke of the secret love affair between general david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. it all came to light after jill kelly, who lives in the house over there, contacted the fbi about what she called threatening e-mails. throughout all of this, jill kelly has remained silent, until now. socialite jill kelly was thrown into the media spotlight last october as the story of general david petraeus and his affair with biographer paula broadwell unfolded. kelly was described in the media as the other, other woman. now she's telling her side of the story in an interview with a reporter for the daily beast, describing the ordeal as a living nightmare. >> jill kelly seemed to me to be someone who didn't quite know what hit her. she doesn't think she did anything wrong. her life has been totally turned upside down. >> kelly came to him to the interview to try to clear her nam
. tomorrow, her likely successor john kerry has his senate hearings. >>> and prince harry. is faces criticism that he was too candid about the war zone. >>> lara's seat is empty. this morning, lara, i guess you found something better to do, huh? >> oh, nice. >> wow, that's impressive. oh, now she really better run. >> she's gotta run now. >> i was going to say, does she have her heels on? no. >> lara spencer, michael strahan, that's all coming up live, as well. michael will be here in the next hour. >> looking forward to that. >>> but first, sam has the latest on the deadly winter weather. our extreme weather team, led by sam, is tracking it all. sam, you're outside. what does it feel like out there? >> it's 11 in times square. that windchill is one below zero. this is different, a shift in the flow of arctic air is pushing true polar air toward the u.s. this morning. that means for the entire east coast, you get a real shot of real polar air. frigid temperatures creating dangerous conditions for areas that haven't felt the extreme chill in years. the forecast high of 19 in new york city toda
partner privateship agreement if we are going to move forward. senator john kerry is going to play a big role in this next nomination. >> nominee for secretary of state. and you can see the marines making way for the president himself. this is actually the president leaving the white house that you saw just a moment ago. his daughter malia and her grandmother leaving ahead of the president himself. there's going to be moments like this, the moments of transition throughout the day as they move between the different inaugural events, when everything stops and the focus of everybody's attention turns to the man himself. >> i just love looking at the marines. i do. they are so disciplined. you go to the white house and try to make eye contact with them. they are just so disciplined there doing a job of pageantry and protection. it is neat to be around that environment at the white house when you go in and see such, just unwavering discipline. >> that guy on the right is really not moving. >> he does not. they don't move. >> it really is kind of amazing in a time when we think of how much, j
this has been settled. and senator johnson as john kerry pointed out today didn't know what happened he skipped the intelligence briefing that would have actually given him the answers that he was looking for yesterday. >> megyn: all right, give you the quick final word, mark. >> sure, i used to write these statements at the white house and what you say is, look, we don't know exactly what happened, there are some reports that say it was a protest and other reports is a that say otherwise, here is what we know right now and as we get more details we'll tell you if they had stuck to that basic principle they wouldn't have trouble. they wanted to believe the spin that al-qaeda was decimated, they're not decimated. >> megyn: sadly. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> megyn: up next, serious questions about privacy and the secretary amendment as one lawmaker proposes a plan that would require parents to tell schools if they own a gun and would punish them if they don't. it's coming up in a little bit. new data showing a sharp decline in union membership in this country are the president's o
, and kerry washington, to kate middleton's face-framing locks. it is the first lady's bangs that will likely draw the most attention, especially leading up to inauguration day. >> here in d.c., we've got a ton of celebrities that are in town. you've got every major politician. you even have world leaders. this is michelle's way of saying you know what, i'm joining twitter. and by the way, check out my new do, i'm looking pretty good. >> reporter: for "today," michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >> thoughts? >> let the bang craziness begin. that's what's going to happen. >> you think? >> i think everybody tries them for a second. then they grow out in a couple weeks anyway. >> i am not -- i can't pull it off. i realized that after i moved on from my spiked hair, lion's mane that i had in middle school. >> if it would cover my receding hairline, i'd go for it. >> we'll get you out clip-on bang. >> that would look nice. >> might have to go there. we'll see. >>> ahead, neither dame linebacker -- notre dame linebacker manti t'eo talks about the hoax with a girlfriend that never existed. >>> sti
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